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Rapper DaBaby and organizers behind his Saturday night concert near Atlanta have come under fire on social media for failing to protect concertgoers against the coronavirus.

Several fans took to social media to say they tested positive after attending his rap concert in Georgia, where organizers failed to enforce social distancing measures.

The "Suge" star ignored coronavirus concerns and pressed ahead with his Fourth of July celebration at the Cosmopolitan Premier Lounge in Decatur, even though positive tests across the state have spiked in recent days.

Prior to the gig, promoter MyDJDre told TMZ the venue would only be at 40 per cent capacity to allow for attendees to socially distance while inside the club.

Organizers said they would turn away fans at the door if they failed to wear a mask or refused to have their temperature checked upon entry.

But concertgoers did not socially distance or wear masks as they stood shoulder-to-shoulder inside the packed club which has room for 4,000 people.

DaBaby was also supposed to be limited to having a three-person entourage with him during his performance, but he arrived at the venue with a bus load of people and brought a crowd up on the stage too.

After the footage began circulating on social media, many concerned users shared their disapproval at the apparent lack of concern for public safety.

Responding to the club's DJ, who boasted about DaBaby's gig attracting "the whole city" in an Instagram post, one person remarked, "I wouldn't be bragging that 'the whole city came out' in the middle of a pandemic."

"This is so irresponsible. You should be ashamed," read another comment.

Another user tweeted: "I absolutely love Dababy and his music but this is such an awful idea. Risking thousands of lives for a silly a** concert is so foolish. Cancel this ridiculousness."

A third user wrote: "For god's sake man America stay home do you not fear death at this point? Who's going to a dababy concert to just see this guy lip sync all of his songs that sound the same anyway."

DaBaby and MyDJDre have yet to respond to the latest backlash.

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The 2020 BET Awards featured several mentions of the recent Black Lives Matter protests, sparked by George Floyd's death, including rapper DaBaby's performance in which he is pinned to the ground by a police officer's knee on his neck - a reference to the killing of Floyd, 46, in Minneapolis, Minnesota last month.
 

 

Rapper Lil Wayne closed out the 2020 BET Awards by saluting the memory of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who died alongside his teenage daughter, Gianna, and seven others in a helicopter crash in January.

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In the awards ceremony's In Memoriam segment, Weezy performed his 2009 song "Kobe Bryant" as footage from the basketball icon's career flashed on the screen.

Lil Wayne previously honored the sportsman on his album Funeral earlier this year - one track, "Bing James," included 24 seconds of silence - a nod to Bryant's Los Angeles Lakers number 24.

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Host Amanda Seales paid tribute to the late Rock-n-Roll singer Little Richard. She made references to Breonna Taylor, the emergency medical technician who was killed when police officers raided her apartment during a wrong house no-knock warrant.

Seales also poked fun at all the well-meaning and opportunistic white folk who passionately support the Black Lives Matter movement.

"I must admit, this BET Awards is a little different," Seales said. "The main thing is it's virtual. We're getting real in touch with being real inside. Because outside is on one. It's got COVID and cops... It's like we hated on 2019 so much, it called its brother, 2020, to come through and provide a collective Molly whop. And that's precisely why we had to do the awards, because we deserve a break.

"And when I say 'we', I mean all us black folks watching the kneeling... the 'I take responsibility' vids, and saying to ourselves, 'Wow, Y'all goofy...!' America is acting brand new about racism, like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was doing all the speeches for album interludes...

"We been out here in these streets marching, and this new eruption of consciousness has been beautiful. But keep it real though, some of y'all was only at the protest because the club is closed."

The full list of BET Awards winners

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist - Lizzo

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist - Chris Brown

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist - Megan Tee Stallion

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist - Da Baby

Best New Artist - Roddy Ricch

Best Group - Migos

Best Collaboration - No Guidance by Chris Brown feat. Drake

Video of the Year - Higher by DJ Khaled feat. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend

Video Director of the year - Teyana 'Spike Lee' Taylor

Album of the Year - Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial by Roddy Ricch

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award - Just For Me by Kirk Franklin

BET Her Award - Brown Skin Girl by Beyonce feat. Blue Ivy Carter, Wizkid & Saint Jhn

Viewers' Choice Award - Hot Girl Summer by Megan Thee Stallion & Nicki Minaj

Best International Act - Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Best New International Act - Sha Sha (Zimbabwe)

Best Movie - Queen & Slim

Youngstars Award - Marsai Martin

Best Actor - Michael B. Jordan

Best Actress - Issa Rae

Humanitarian Award - Beyonce

Sportswoman of the Year - Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year - LeBron James
 

 

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Rapper DaBaby and his girlfriend DaniLeigh went out to a seafood restaurant in Beverly Hills to celebrate his studio album, Blame It On Baby, earning a gold plaque.

The lovebirds were seen leaving the restaurant after months of dating rumors. DaniLeigh walked with her hand around DaBaby's muscular arm as they made their way to their car.

The rapper dressed casually in a green t-shirt, Nike gear and one apple AirPod in his ear.

Always a gentleman, DaBaby opened the car door for DaniLeigh. The 25-year-old Sagittarius is best known for her debut single "D.O.S.E." (2015).

DaBaby is enjoying the success of his single "Rockstar", featuring Roddy Ricch, which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

It was knocked out of the #1 spot this week by troubled rapper 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj's hit "Trollz."
 

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Sources say singer/dancer DaniLeigh was not born a boy. The 25-year-old Miami native, who is quarantining with rapper DaBaby, is battling rumors that she is transgender after a popular forum identified her as one.

Yes, DaniLeigh has a chiseled jaw line, a thick brow ridge and a muscular chest, but an insider reached out to Sandrarose.com to set the record straight that she is "definitely" a biological female.

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She has fallen victim to the same "man" rumors that plagued Ciara when she was at her peak in the 1990s.

DaniLeigh is best known for her star turn in Prince's music video for his single "Breakfast Can Wait". She was signed to Def Jam Records in 2017.

DaniLeigh is one of the people exposed in a lengthy thread on Lipstick Alley as a male-to-female trans. The rumor has it that a crop of new female artists are actually boys, and that they are preferred by art directors and creative directors because they are not hormonal, overly emotional, or just plain disagreeable like biological women tend to be.

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Eventually, the industry will phase out most female singers and models and replace them with Unclockables such as Instagram model Sonnis Love (pictured).

"They are easier to work with and they work harder than [women]," said one insider who knows a handful of stars who are actually transgenders.

Read the transgender celebrity thread here.

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DaBaby broke quarantine to make his way to "childhood crush" Raven-Symoné's house to deliver beer and ice cream to her while she's on quarantine during the coronavirus outbreak.

The 28-year-old rapper had been self-isolating amid the coronavirus pandemic, but he went live on Instagram with the 'That's So Raven' star from his car.

DaBaby was very flirtatious with the 34-year-old openly lesbian actress and singer. He said he was going to make all of his female followers mad by publicly speaking with the "Space Truck" singer.

Raven had a message for DaBaby's female fans: "Oh, they're fine. Y'all, I'm a lesbian. Y'all can have him."

The "Find My Way" rapper then showed Raven a box of Corona beers and some Snickers ice cream and she said she wanted some - so he drove over to her house to drop the groceries off.

When the pair met up outside her home, DaBaby took his mask off and got up close and personal with the former Cosby kid, who was quick to insist: "You're not supposed to be this close to me... Watch I get the coronavirus because of this one right here!"

Raven debuted her single "Space Truck" late last month. What do you think of Raven's new music?
 

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DaBaby vigorously denies slapping multiple women at a nightclub in Tampa, Florida last weekend.

The law firm representing the alleged victim, Tyronesha Laws, claims she is the woman he slapped, but DaBaby's lawyer says "multiple victims" called the law office claiming to be the woman the rapper slapped.

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As cell phone footage shows, DaBaby viciously slapped a woman who accidentally touched his face with her cell phone at the Whiskey North nightclub in Tampa, where the rapper was scheduled to perform last weekend.

Trouble is, the rapper admits slapping "someone," but he says too many alleged victims are coming out of the woodwork.

DaBaby's attorney, Drew Findling, tells TMZ, enhanced video shows DaBaby slapping a woman who struck his left eye with what appears to be a phone with the flashlight on -- NOT the person standing to the left or the right of the individual shoving the phone in his face.

Tyronesha told TMZ she was standing next to a young lady who reached out with a cell phone -- flashlight activated -- toward DaBaby right before he allegedly smacked her in the face.

Cell phone footage shows the troubled 28-year-old rapper slapping the person holding the phone -- but that person has not come forward.

Findling says his law firm has been contacted by multiple women claiming to be the victim, but they haven't been able to verify her identity.

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DaBaby already apologized to the woman he struck, saying he thought he was hitting a guy in a wig and couldn't tell the difference because he was blinded by the light in his face.

After the slapping incident, DaBaby was booed off the stage and the show was immediately canceled by club promoters.
 

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Instagram comedian Michael Blackson almost got knocked out when he tried to take rapper DaBaby's picture at SouthPark Mall in Charlotte, NC.

Blackson got a little too close and touched DaBaby's face with his cell phone. You'll have to watch the video below to see what happened next.

DaBaby, 28, faces a possible lawsuit after he slapped a female fan who tried to take his picture at a nightclub in Tampa over the weekend.

The fan inadvertently touched DaBaby's face with her phone and he hauled off and slapped her.

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Fans booed DaBaby off the stage after the incident, and the club's promoter canceled the show.

DaBaby, 28, later apologized to the woman, identified by her lawyer as Tyronesha Laws. The rapper offered Laws $10,000 and promised to fly her anywhere to apologize to her in person.
 

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Rapper DaBaby was booed off stage after he viciously slapped a female fan who accidentally touched his face with her cell phone.

The violent incident happened at the Whiskey North nightclub in Tampa, where the rapper was scheduled to perform over the weekend.

His show was immediately canceled by club promoters, who kept the other half of his appearance fee, according to reports.

Tyronesha Laws was recording DaBaby's arrival to the club when she inadvertently touched his face with her phone. Police were called to the scene, but no charges were filed.

DaBaby, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, hauled off and slapped Laws, sending her cell phone flying into the crowd.

The Law firm of Morgan & Morgan, which is representing the victim, contacted gossip blog TMZ to confirm they are representing Laws in a possible lawsuit against the rapper and the club.

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DaBaby offered a half-hearted apology in a video on his Instagram stories after he was booed off the stage.

DaBaby claimed he was blinded by the light from the phone and he couldn't see whether the fan was male or female. He offered to pay the fan $10,000 and to fly her anywhere to apologize to her in person.

"I do apologize that there was a female on the other end... keep in mind, I couldn't see you because you got the flash this close to me... I wish you could have respected me."

DaBaby, 28, was arrested in Miami in January for assaulting a concert promoter. He was released on bond when authorities discovered he had an outstanding warrant for assault in Texas.

He also assaulted a hotel worker and he was previously arrested for killing a 19-year-old man during an altercation in a Huntersville, North Carolina Walmart. The charges were dropped in March 2019 after he said he acted in self-defense.

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Rapper DaBaby is known to throw hands at men or women who disrespect him. The rapper was walking through a nightclub with his entourage when a woman tapped his face with her cell phone.

The woman inadvertently hit the rapper while recording his arrival on her cell phone. DaBaby hauled off and slapped her face before his entourage rushed him into the club.

DaBaby, 28, was arrested in Miami in January for assaulting a concert promoter. He was released on bond when authorities discovered he had an outstanding warrant for assault in Texas.

The rapper, real name Jonathan Kirk, was previously arrested for killing a 19-year-old man during an altercation in Huntersville, North Carolina. The charges were dropped in March 2019 after he said he acted in self-defense.

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You can add rapper DaBaby to the long list of rappers who knock up multiple women in accordance with the Bible.

DaBaby's girlfriend, MeMe announced the news on social media on Tuesday, calling him the "#1 capper."

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MeMe put her baby's father on blast, saying he got another woman pregnant. The news comes after DaBaby flew his fiancee and their daughter to the Super Bowl to party all weekend.

MeMe reportedly learned of her unborn stepchild in text messages while going through her man's cell phone. She found texts from an Instagram entrepreneur Latoia Danet' (pictured below).
 

Though her heart was breaking, MeMe addressed DaBaby's cheating ways on her Instagram.

"And speaking the truth does not mean I am not a GOD FEARING WOMAN, this is why we are here today," MeMe wrote in response to criticism from DaBaby's fans who told her it was God's will.

'Never be afraid to speak about what is right and what's wrong," she wrote.

DaBaby, aka Baby Jesus, responded to MeMe's posts by reminding her that God commanded man to "be fruitful and multiply" to "replenish the earth."

DaBaby wrote:

"When your love, loyalty and selflessness gets taken for granted, and everything you have to offer still ain't enough... You better understand that's God talking. Accept what is is, make the adjustments, and deal with everything that come wit it."

DaBaby, 28, is best known for his singles "Suge" and "Bop" off his debut album Baby On Baby (2019). The diminutive rapper was featured on the cover of XXL's Freshman Class of 2019.

Rap mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs called DaBaby the hottest rapper in the game right now.
 

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Rapper DaBaby couldn't help himself when he spotted a curvy mannequin in a convenience store. The rapper dropped his pants and simulated sex acts with the mannequin until it broke in half.

The "Suge" rapper has been in the headlines for non-music related incidents lately. DaBaby, real name Jonathan Kirk, pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed weapon and "self-defense" after a shootout in a Huntersville, NC Walmart. A 19-year-old man was killed in the shootout. Charges against the rapper were dropped in March 2019.

Earlier this month, DaBaby was arrested in Miami in connection with the robbery and assault of a music promoter. He was released from jail on $1,500 bond.
 

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A woman claims rapper DaBaby fathered her 5-year-old son and abandoned them both without so much as a phone call.

The woman, who posts under the username Detreatk Green, put the rapper on blast on Sunday for not claiming his mini-me son in 5 years.

In a post on Facebook she uploaded a photo of her adorable son, who resembles DaBaby right down to the confident attitude and toothy grin.

"I hate I had to come to social media to finally put the truth out. But it bothers me so bad that DaBaby out here not claiming OUR child," Green wrote. "He's now 5 years old and Dababy had yet to even SEE own his child [sic] in person. No contact no nothing. Just remember it took two of us to make this child."

The rapper, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, publicly claims a son and a daughter. The promiscuous rapper reportedly has multiple unclaimed children in the wild.

The 28-year-old Capricorn was released from a Miami jail late Saturday after posting $1,500 bond.

DaBaby was arrested last week and charged with misdemeanor battery following an altercation with a Miami music promoter.

The music promoter admitted paying DaBaby $20,000 cash upfront for a performance on Thursday. But DaBaby claims he was promised $30,000.

Video allegedly shows DaBaby and another member of his entourage assault the man and go through his pockets.

The man told police he was robbed of $80 and an iPhone 7, and DaBaby poured apple juice on him.
 

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Rapper DaBaby is still locked up in a Miami jail after a violent encounter with a local club promoter who allegedly owed him $10,000. The altercation was caught on the hotel's surveillance cameras.

The unidentified promoter told police the rapper robbed him of $80 and his iPhone 7 before pouring apple juice on him outside the posh Novotol Hotel on Brickell Avenue in Miami.

The rapper appeared in a Miami courtroom on Friday, where he waived extradition to Texas. By waiving extradition, DaBaby agrees to be transported by sheriff's deputies to the state of Texas to face charges there.

Meanwhile, there is the matter of $250,000 in cash that DaBaby says he left in his Miami hotel room when he was arrested. He told Judge Mindy Glazer about the money.

A video that surfaced online Friday, allegedly shows the rapper robbing the promoter in front of the hotel.

It isn't clear if DaBaby, real name Jonathan Kirk, was a guest at the hotel when the alleged robbery went down.

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The promoter said DaBaby and his crew assaulted him because they believed he shorted the rapper $10,000 following a performance at a Miami nightclub.

The promoter allegedly gave DaBaby $20,000 upfront for a performance that was scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 2. DaBaby was arrested by Miami police that same day, and charged with battery, a misdemeanor. He is being held on $1,500 bail.

The 28-year-old "Suge" rapper is also being held on an outstanding warrant out of Dallas, Texas, where he is charged with engaging in criminal activity.
 


 

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Surveillance video posted on social media allegedly shows rapper DaBaby robbing another man in a Miami parking lot.

In the video, a diminutive man wearing a black hood over his head is seen dragging another man on the ground.

The unidentified promoter told police the rapper robbed him of $80, and his iPhone 7 before pouring apple juice on him.

The promoter said DaBaby and his crew assaulted him because they believed he shorted the rapper $10,000 following a performance at a Miami nightclub.

The promoter allegedly gave DaBaby $20,000 upfront, but he failed to deliver on the promised $10,000.

DaBaby was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 2, and charged with simple battery, a misdemeanor. He was released on $1,500 bond.
 

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Rapper DaBaby was arrested in Miami, Florida on a battery charge in connection with an armed robbery investigation.

The 28-year-old rapper was taken into custody by officers on Thursday, Jan. 2.

TMZ.com reports there were seven police cars on the scene when the popular musician was taken into custody.

The rapper was initially detained for questioning about the robbery involving members of his entourage who allegedly jumped a man and stole his money. TMZ later reported that DaBaby had been arrested.

His bond was set at $1,500, according to the website.

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DaBaby's arrest is the latest in a string of legal troubles for the rising rap star. Just two weeks ago, the "Suge" hitmaker, real name Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, was arrested on weapons and drug charges following a concert in his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina.

After being detained for concealing a weapon and being in possession of marijuana, the star hit back at authorities for targeting him whenever he plays in the area, writing on his Instagram Stories: "Dirty a*s police department try to take me to jail every time I got a show in the city."

DaBaby is already on probation for a weapons charge stemming from an altercation inside a Huntersville Walmart that left one man dead. Police say Jalyn Craig, 19, was shot once in the abdomen. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Saturday, the "Kirk" rapper bumped into Sean "Puffy" Combs outside Club Story on Miami Beach. Combs, 50, told DaBaby he is the hottest rapper in the game right now.